Funeral services for Douglas Erne, 66, of Milford, were held Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Union Memorial Church in Milford.
Interment was held at Fairview Cemetery in Terril.
Doug passed away Friday, May 16, 2008, at Spencer Hospital in Spencer.
Douglas McArthur Erne was born March 29, 1942, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Henry Erne and Esther (Arenson) Erne. Doug's early years were spent in Atwater, Minn. He later moved to Terril, where he attended high school and graduated in 1960. In June of 1960, Doug enlisted in the United States Army. During his time in the Army, he served in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall, Vietnam, Korea, and various stateside assignments. Doug retired from the Army on June 30, 1980.
Doug was united in marriage to Marlene Simington on June 11, 1966, at the First Christian Church in Spencer. Upon his retirement from the Army, he worked for the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance and several other businesses in Clay and Dickinson County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brothers: Maynard Lewis and Ernest Erne; and half sisters: Jo Ann Lewis and Yvonne Johnson.
Doug is survived by his wife, Marlene of Milford; sons: Kevin Erne and his wife, Susan of Borrstadt, Germany, and Kyle Erne and his wife, Elizabeth of Lake Park; and six grandchildren.
Turner Funeral Home of Milford is in charge of arrangements.